Police tackle speeding cars

POLICE targeted speeding motorists outside a school in Ackworth this week.

Officers from the South East Neighbourhood Policing Team monitored vehicles outside Ackworth School, on the A628 also checked those vehicles contravening the 7.5 tonne weight restrictions.

Within two hours six vehicles were stopped for their speed and manner of driving. Four of which were from Ackworth, and one HGV was given a fixed penalty notice.

Police also attended Bell Lane school and Howard Church of England school in the morning and afternoon to offer advice on parking safely outside the school while taking into consideration residents who live nearby.

Letters were also sent to residents about the action being taken.